About Us

The Ultimate Rugby League Tour

If you’re looking to make 2018 a year to remember then look no further. With over 150 teams and 6000 people set to join us, the Rhinos Challenge is one of the most exciting events on the youth Rugby League calendar.

Going on tour provides a rare and exciting opportunity for your players, coaches and supporters to build team spirit and morale. Supported by Leeds Rhinos and staged at Butlins’ award winning resort in Skegness, the Rhinos Challenge is a professionally organised festival for U7 to U15 boys teams and U12 & U14 girls teams, which offers a unique touring experience to Rugby League teams of all abilities.

Our goal at the Rhinos Challenge is simple – to provide a positive, exciting Rugby League experience for everyone involved, one that the children will remember with their families and friends for years to come.

Professional Organisation

The Rhinos Challenge is staged by ESF Events, in partnership with Leeds Rhinos and Butlins. With a passion for sport and over 25 years experience organising some of the biggest and most prestigious youth sports festivals in the UK and Europe, our teams tell us that our tournament organisation and attention to detail is second to none.

Every aspect of the game, its safety and ethos will be upheld to the highest standards and the tournament is organised in accordance with the regulations of the RFL.


Financial Protection

abtotAll payments made to ESF Events Ltd are fully protected. ESF Events are members of ABTOT – The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust.

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for ESF Events Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

1. non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
2. non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK;
3. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK;
4. accommodation only bookings;

1, 2, 3 and 4 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with ESF Events Ltd.

Only contracts made with ESF Events Limited as a principal operator of the bookings will be covered by ABTOT. Bookings with, and payments made directly to, Butlins and Sports Experiences are not covered by ABTOT.

Child Protection

All staff employed by ESF Events Ltd, Leeds Rhinos and Butlins are vetted. ESF Events are also proud to support the NSPCC.

First Aid / Health & Safety

The safety and wellbeing of your party is our number one priority. Professional First Aid cover is provided at all Rhinos Challenge pitch locations. Butlins holiday centre are a fully licenced venue that meet the Health & Safety standards required by law.